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  25/6/2015: DIRECTOR GILLIAN ARMSTRONG AT THE ORPHEUM – WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED
Film lovers will have the opportunity of seeing director Gillian Armstrong in Conversation at the Orpheum on Monday July 13 at 6.30pm for a special event screening of her new documentary film Women He’s Undressed.
  25/6/2015: DUNGOG FESTIVAL’S SHORT FILM COMP RETURNS
Entries are now officially open for the Dungog Festival’s 2015 short film competition.
  25/6/2015: PAUL COX DRAMA FORCE OF DESTINY TO OPEN 2015 MELB FILM FEST
The 64th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced that this year’s Festival will open with the Australian premiere of Paul Cox’s new feature Force of Destiny, starring David Wenham, Shahana Goswami, Jacqueline McKenzie, Hannah Fredericksen and Terry Norris.
 
  30/7/2015: 2015 PERSIAN FILM FESTIVAL
The 4th Persian Film Festival in Sydney (Sept 3-6, Palace Cinemas, Norton St, Leighhardt) will open with Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s award winning The President, the satirical film about a dictator’s life, was the opening feature of side-bar at Venice-Orizzonti Film Festival in 2014.
  30/7/2015: THAT SUGAR FILM – NO 1 AUSTRALIAN DOCO
THAT SUGAR FILM has now taken $1,699,064 at the box office, making it the number one Australian documentary of all time in local cinemas (excluding IMAX). The film has also taken $448,436 in New Zealand cinemas.
  30/7/2015: THE DAUGHTER & THE DRESSMAKER SELECTED FOR TORONTO
Australian films The Dressmaker and The Daughter have both been selected for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs 10–20 September 2015.
  30/7/2015: THREE AUSTRALIAN FILMS FOR VENICE 2015
Australian films Early Winter, Tanna and The Daughter have been selected for the prestigious Venice Days and Venice Critics’ Week – the independent parallel sections of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival 2015. Tanna will screen in competition in Venice Critics’ Week, Early Winter will screen in competition and The Daughter will screen out of competition as the closing night film in Venice Days.
  30/7/2015; ANDRE RIEU MAASTRICHT CONCERT - HIGHEST GROSSING MUSIC CONCERT IN AUST, NZ & UK CINEMAS.
A record-breaking satellite-delivered concert by the world’s most popular classical music artist – André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas – was #3 at the Australian Box Office for the weekend and has become Australia’s Highest Grossing Music Concert in Cinemas of all time.
 
  6/8/2015: HUGO WEAVING TO ATTEND CINEFESTOZ AS SCREEN LEGEND
Hugo Weaving will attend CinèfestOZ 2015 as this year’s Screen Legend, as the Film Festival launches its program of film and events.
  6/8/2015: LOOKING FOR GRACE: IN COMPETITION IN VENICE
Director Sue Brooks’ film Looking for Grace has been selected for Official Competition at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival.
 
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